Linda Potter BSc (Hons) Person Centred Counselling. MBACP
Hello! I am a Person Centred Counsellor based in Stone Cross, just outside Eastbourne. I work from home, in a comfortable and private therapy room, which has easy parking. I am working within strict COVID-19 safety guidance, and I have a policy in place which states clearly what I am doing to protect the well being of my clients and myself. But if you prefer, I can also offer some appointments via ZOOM. I have experience working with adults and young people, and I can offer you the space and time to work through things that are causing you anxiety, depression or unhappiness in your life. This may be current issues or issues from the past which are still impacting on your life in a negative way. I am non judgemental and open, and all sessions are confidential.
My hours of work are flexible, however I generally work during the day on a Monday and Monday and Tuesday evenings.
If you would like to speak to me, without obligation, please do not hesitate to give me a call. If you leave me a message I will do my very best to get back to you the same day. I believe we all have the capacity to make a positive changes to our lives, given the right conditions and support. As a Person Centred Counsellor, this is what I would like to offer to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling
Member of BACP (MBACP)
I have many years experience working with young people who experienced difficulties with behaviour, engagement in education or offending. This included working with young people in custody, mentoring young people on the cusp of offending and supporting young people in schools. I have also worked with the parents of young people who have issues with their behaviour. Currently, on three days a week, I teach young people in a secure unit.
I have several years experience working with victims of domestic abuse, including working with men and women who were in abusive relationships, and those who had managed to survive the abuse, but needed support in moving on with their lives.
I am a member of the Eastbourne Person-centred Counsellors Community.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45.00 per session for an individual and £65.00 for couples. Sessions are one hour long. I also offer 90 minute sessions for couples at a cost of £80. Concessions are available. I offer reduced rates for counsellors in training.
Please note that due to the current Coronavirus guidelines, I am only offering sessions to couples via ZOOM.
Concessions offered for
Daytime on Mondays. Monday and Tuesday evenings, but there is some flexibility on other evenings or during school holidays